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Online Course

Teaching Young Learners Online

British Council via FutureLearn

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Explore the practice and theory of online teaching

Many teachers have recently found themselves having to adapt quickly to dramatically different teaching contexts in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in widespread school, college, and university closures.

On this course from the British Council, you’ll explore online teaching in both theory and practice – how to plan accessible online lessons and assessments, what online safety looks like, and how best to build relationships with young learners.

You’ll come away understanding how to include and engage learners online, both in synchronous and asynchronous environments.

This course is for English language teachers, teaching young learners (5-17) in an online environment. Experience of teaching in online contexts is not essential and both experienced and novice online teachers will benefit.

While most of the context is based around English language learning, teachers of other subjects will also find the course valuable, as the principles of English language lesson planning apply to online teaching in general.

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Chris Cavey

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Anonymous
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I very much enjoy the hands on approach that Claire Ross models. Her interaction allows for dialogue, posing questions for information and she provides helpful and encouraging feedback.

Posted articles and handbooks are always helpful. Usually a multitude is made available. This allows me to select, read and save materials according to the time I spend on looking into these.

I tend to end up feeling better equipped to teach once I completed a FuturLearn British Council course. Their approach is inevitably upbeat and encouraging.

This particular course has helped me become more confident to teach online. I now feel teachers worldwide have made much progress in becoming skilled in delivering the curriculum via different online forums. It is so good to share ideas and learn from each other, especially now we are much more confined to our own homes to provide teaching and learning.
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Anonymous
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el curso ha sido de gran provecho ya que he conocido y aprendido más de lo que esperaba,todo lo que nos han enseñado ahora creo me va a ser de gran utilidad ya que con esta situación del COVID 19 no tenemos seguro el regreso a las aulas para dar clase de manera presencial y aún así que regresemos también va a ser de gran ayuda este curso ya que ahora se me esta solicitando que incluya un plan de clases por línea para que los alumnos se vayan incorporando cada día al uso de la tecnología; que de antemano ya todos tienen con una cuenta institucional en la que se les debe enviar actividades. también los padres de familia tendrán que adaptarse y colaborar con sus hijos en el trabajo en la computadora o cualquier otro equipo lo que beneficiara a ellos ya que aprenderían el uso y conocimientos de las diferentes herramientas que nos ofrece la tecnología actual
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Anonymous
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I have completed up to week 3,3.9 by now. On my point of view,I am very lucky to find this typical online course,when I was in a big issue as a principal. on how to guide my teachers to conduct effective lessons for primary learners in my school. This course provided me with lot of useful information,methods and techniques ,

Having completed this online course now I have confidence to conduct School Based Teacher Development programs on planing, conducting and assessing on line lessons. I have collected lot of links to guide my teachers for extra reading about on line teaching and learning. I would like to thank all the lead educators and all the teachers who shared their knowledge and experiences.



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Anonymous
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Absolutely innovative and inspiring.

All the questions which were needed to be answered were very interesting.

The information that was given along side with this specific material was provided in abundance.

The tutors give an excellent presentation for each parts of this course.

I found all the links which this course has generously offered, very useful,because it gave me more /other perspective to add to my teaching method.

Also ,this is a fantastic opportunity for all the teachers from around the world to talk about their teaching experience, comment on each others opinion and most importantly,to share each others ideas.

It has been an amazing" teachers adventure."

I love it!

Thank you.

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Anonymous
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I am very grateful to FutureLearn/British Council for the opportunity to learn about 'Teaching Online ' and for the comprehensive Support and excellent Resources they provided so generously to me.

Even though I am a Teacher and digitally literate, there is so much I still did not know about this subject, until now - July 2020. Key areas of the Course were the following:

* Course Delivery (Claire & Josh)

* Online Teaching Methods/Practices [Young Learners]

* Lesson Planning

* Classroom Management

* Tools and Technology

* Communication

* Interacting with the Course Community and their professional observations and experiences, from

around the world.

Keep up the Good Work. Thank You.

David Ojah

Birmingham
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Jane S
Jane is taking this course right now.
I really liked the friendliness of the educators and my other teachers. I felt I it was OK to not have a clue about most of the tech tools listed/ suggested. It was a supportive environment in which to learn.

The info re tools to use looked comprehensive, and because I didn't have time to view so much of it, I hope to decide which tools to use in the future. I also learned a lot about ESL teaching because my experience has been mostly tutoring ESL at a small learning centre with basic facilities. I look forward to incorporating several methods into my own teaching to become more effective and innovative.

I'm really pleased I took this course, however, there was a lot to learn, so I will spend more time now reading through the notes/links.
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Anonymous
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I have already taken weeks 1 and 2 and ready to plunge into week 3

It has been rather demanding so far but also very rewarding

There is so much interesting information that I sometimes feel overwhelmed by it. I am not complaining! All to the contrary I am totally satisfied with everything I have come across

Next week I will start week 3 and I will also start enjoying my Winter Holidays at school in Argentina, so I am planning on not only moving forward but also on going back and retracing what I have learnt so far

I am downloading files, articles and all sort of great tips form other students to build a folder where I will collect all this wonderful information to re visit time and again

Thank you!
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Anonymous
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I took a face to face British Council course some years ago (The British Council Certificate for Teacher of English - many years ago, actually), and it was a great experience. When I saw this one, offered by the Council, I immediately registered and let me tell you: IT IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I am learning a lot (recalling the good all days) and I really feel the quality of the instructors and the way the course has been organized is, indeed, of the British Council kind of quality I was expecting to find. It is really difficult to apply for free to this kinds of courses in my country. And for that: I thank you. CONGRATULATIONS to all the staff.
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Anonymous
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I am new to online teaching/learning. Our Lead Educators : Claire Ross and Joshua Underwood did a remarkable and splendid task. They carried us throughout the program recognising that we were novices.

The engagement with other colleagues worldwide made the course a global village centre.Thanks to Future Learn /British Council.

Gains from the course: I am now comfortable and confident to conduct teaching online. The knowledge and skills I gained from the program were superb.

Well done Claire, Josh and all my colleagues on the course. Let us keep in touch sharing ideas and experiences.

Regards

Samson Nyasha Ncube Munyuki

Mutare, Zimbabwe
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Anonymous
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I have a been a teacher for many years and taught different levels from Young learners to elderly therefore my comments are based on many years experience in the face-to-face classroom. Up to now, with all the information we have had access to and all the sharing that has gone on, I have learned new strategies, a lot about working on line, reviewed theory from experts and discovered very helpful new information . Thank you tutors for being so friendly and encouraging. Excelent quality materials. It´ll take some time to absorb all this information and resources as there are some ideas I know I can implement immediately but will need to access the others when I require it over time.
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Anonymous
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Having this opportunity at hand has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my carreer. The course structure, pace and timing have been ideal for me to keep motivated until the end. I almost finish it and I feel I have learn so much! Many of the resources have enlightened a path in which most of us, teachers, have not followed before- teaching online- cought us by surprise! I trully believe this course (free course!) will help me deal with whatever comes next in terms of how to teach my students at the institution I work at. The experts who have lead us all the way until now, are simply the best! For sure, I am not goint to forget what they have done fo all of us, for me!
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Nassa D
Nassa is taking this course right now.
This course could not uave come at a better time in this COVID-19 Pandemic were learning has been disrupted,its got very practical insight on approaches to do it feed back from fellow teachers & parents.You receive options on varous tools and methods to make E-learning ease &productive for the varoius age groups. When l am finished l will be set not only to improve how l was doing it but to actually train/educate other teachers/Parent in my country and spread this much needed Knowledge and make a difference. Thank you British Council & Future Learn for a productive tag team,you are making a significant much needed impact world Over. Nassa In Zimbabwe
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
This course could not uave come at a better time in this COVID-19 Pandemic were learning has been disrupted,its got very practical insight on approaches to do it feed back from fellow teachers & parents.You receive options on varous tools and methods to make E-learning ease &productive for the varoius age groups. When l am finished l will be set not only to improve how l was doing it but to actually train/educate other teachers/Parent in my country and spread this much needed Knowledge and make a difference. Thank you British Council & Future Learn for a productive tag team,you are making a significant much needed impact world Over. Nassa In Zimbabwe
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I am very happy with the design of this course, it is very digestible and easy to understand the dynamics of the work. I have also loved all the material that we can consult, download and that colleagues share in the comments, I am about to finish it and it has been very nutritious for my practice, many of these proposals will surely apply now in the return to the new school year, no There is no doubt that every day we are updating ourselves and even more with the situation we live in the whole world, it makes us be better teachers.

Thank you all for sharing, thank you all who are behind this course, thank you very much.
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Anonymous
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THIS COURSE HAS JUST BEEN IMMENSE LEARNING!!! VERY SYSTEMATIC, STEP BY STEP GUIDANCE AND DIRECTION FOR ALL EDUCATORS OR PARENTS.

I LEARNT ABOUT SO MANY APPS AND METHODOLOGIES TO MAKE ONLINE TEACHING LEARNING, A VALUABLE MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCE.

Being the Headteacher and really not actually teaching a class consistently, left me very intimated with the taskof online teaching with the onset of Covid 19. Since I am responsible for the meaningful learning outcomes for all my students and not being very savy with technology especially online teaching......THIS COURSE HAS BEEN just awesome.
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Anonymous
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In this online course I have gained some new insights on language learning and acquisition.Language learning takes place mainly in a classroom while language acquisition may occur in any circumstance.When teachers teach face to face lessons follow a plan that it has to be adapted for online lessons.Teachers must create a positive interaction in online lessons so the activities and tasks have to be as meaningful as possible.Teachers have to give learners the chance of learning in an autonomous way through homework and assignments.
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Anonymous
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This online course has given me the chance to explore and read in detail about the pros and cons of online learning.Obviously online lessons are a bit different to face to face lessons because the settings and context are different too. In theory a teacher can expect that online tools be of great help to support and facilitate teaching.But according to what teachers who have taught online lessons said they have found a number of technical problems when teaching online such as low connectivity and insufficient devices or computers.
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Anonymous
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
My overall experience has been fantastic so far! The lessons are completely related to the job I do, and the course has made me rethink and appreciate my career because it constantly evaluates. I've learned skills that will benefit me in my future career. No one is judgemental which is great and you can literally be yourself. it has given me valuable knowledge and skills I've never heard before.

Tutors for the course are amazing in the way they deliver the information and support us, teachers, in this case, their students.
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Anonymous
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This course has been very practical and enlightning. All the resources are of great help, from the course educators' videos to the participants' comments. The choice of articles and recorded webinars is excellent. The scaffolded activities and tasks are encouraging and thought-provoking. Every time I finish a step, I cant't wait to learn more, and the idea of sharing with others makes me feel as part of a great educational community. The upgrade is highly recommendable as you can do the course at your own pace.
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Anonymous
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I have learned a lot in this course , and I am feeling more confident in teaching young learners online. Although, I believe that teaching online is a challenging I also believe that by taking this course teachers can enhance their skills on teaching children and adolescents in an online environment. Thanks to the teachers and mentors for this well prepared structured, and enjoyable course.
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